Kim Revels In Fluid Attacking Display
Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has hailed his charges for the spectacular attacking display in the 3-2 win over Nakumatt in a Round 9 league match played at the Ruaraka Grounds on Wednesday.
Cliff Nyakeya, Francis Omondi and Clifford Alwanga all scored in the tightly contested encounter against the struggling hosts who had a lengthy meeting prematch before they took to the pitch demanding for unpaid dues.
“I think it was a tricky one. It is difficult to psyche players against an opponent who has nothing to lose. I am very happy we got three points. We are gradually getting there,” offered Kimanzi.
Nakumatt sutodian Frankline Karimi had a good game against Mathare United despite conceding three goals.
The score line would have even been bigger save for a brilliant display from Nakumatt custodian Frankline Kirimi who pulled a string of decent saves.
“If we create ten chances and score three I think that is good enough. You can’t say every chance created has to be converted. This is a league and not a knock out competition. If you have three points and one or two goals you should be satisfied,” assessed Kimanzi.
Mathare United's Clifford Alwanga (right) beats Nakumatt's Eugene Ambulwa to the ball.
In retrospect, the build up to Nyakeya’s opener as well as Alwanga’s winner caught the eye of Kimanzi who marveled at his training regimes finally paying off on the pitch.
“You have to be very happy when you see something that you are familiar with is working. I see some connecting passes, some offensive play and eventually some goals. That is good," he added.
His lethal attack once again bailed out the defencd which conceded twice from the spot. However Kimanzi is adamant that he is not losing sleep over it.
“I am not concerned about the conceding. If I can concede four and score five then that is a fair result because I get the three points," explained Kimanzi.